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Conroy Collection: Appendix B

Other Conroy Material at Balliol College

The College also has further Conroy material apart from the Conroy Papers, as follows:

a) Part of the ‘ Oxford University and City Guide,’ New Edition 1829, bound with extensive manuscript additions and notes by Edward Conroy, dated by him at Kensington, December 1833. The added notes include much detail concerning domestic, social, and disciplinary practice at Christ Church, ca 1830. [Library, 515.c.6]

b) Albums of newspaper extracts, with some manuscript notes by Sir John Conroy, bearing his bookplate, concerning tours made by the Duchess of Kent and Princess Victoria. 4 vols: 1832, Wales; 1833, IOW and the West; 1834 & 1835, Tunbridge Wells and St Leonards; 1835, Tunbridge Wells, the North and Ramsgate. [Library]

c) A number of seal matrices & impressions, ornate buttons etc. [Library]

d) Photograph albums compiled by the 3 rd Baronet, mainly containing Oxford and other topographical scenes but with some Oxford groups and cartoons. 2 vols, dated 1868. [Library]

e) A gold watch inscribed to Stephen Rowley Conroy, 15 Aug 1832 ‘from his sincere friend Victoria’ (i.e. from the Duchess of Kent). [Library]

f) The Royal Agricultural Society of England’s Prize Medal, awarded to Sir John Conroy for the best pen of pigs at their exhibition in 1852. [Library]

g) An album containing sketches, watercolours and prints, including about half a dozen pencil sketches attributed to Princess Victoria, 1832-1836. [Library]

h) Silver, with inscriptions and Conroy insignia, approximately 50 pieces, catalogued by Brigadier DW Jackson. [Catalogue: Archives, Plate Records 30]

- Katherine Hudson and John Jones

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